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Bacteria and viruses can be productive little critters, and we might be able to harness them to build materials, fuels, oil, oxygen and antibiotics. Now, researchers at the University of California, Riverside have found a way to use viruses to build gold nanobeads, which can then be used to purify water and could eventually help cut the cost and time required to produce electronic componen
There's about a 50 percent chance you already have cytomegalovirus (CMV), but don't worry, it's pretty harmless in healthy adults. It's long been believed that the virus probably weakens the immune system in older people, but now mice tests have shown that the opposite is true – somehow, the virus gives the immune system a bit of a late-stage boost... Continue Reading Herpes virus may boos
Food poisoning is far from a fun experience, and usually all you can do is just ride out the storm. But soon you might be able to chase a bad burger with a "virus cocktail" loaded with bacteria-hunting viruses (bacteriophages) that will kill off the invading E. coli without harming the helpful bugs that call your gut home. .. Continue Reading How a "virus cocktail" can help wash away food
‘I saw the entire room, my entire body, and the entire universe covered with red flowers' The post yayoi kusama obliterates a room with a virus of beautiful red flowers appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Getting an annual flu shot is never fun, and to add insult to injury sometimes you'll get sick anyway. That's because it's hard to fight a virus that's always mutating, but new research out of Georgia State University is closing in on a universal vaccine. The study uses nanoparticles containing proteins that are common to all influenza A viruses...Continue Reading Universal flu vaccine target
A remarkable new study from scientists in the UK has shown how a naturally occurring, and mostly harmless, virus is being recruited into attacking brain cancer and enhancing the tumor-targeting abilities of the body's own immune system...Continue Reading The virus that can attack brain tumors and stimulate the immune system to do the sameCategory: MedicalTags: Brain cancer Canc
An international team of researchers has discovered that the so-called "winter vomiting bug," norovirus, can escape destruction by hiding in a rare type of cell found in the gut. Norovirus, also known as the "cruise ship" virus for its propensity to wreak havoc in the self-contained environments of leisure ships, is the leading cause of non-bacterial gastroenteritis – a condition that causes


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